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GRAY, M. ., Phyaioian nnd Surceon. 1.'. hxaminiiig aurgi-ni ; tor 1 UIIHIUIIB. boro. Vt .i.ee No. '27, Elliot Street, Brattle EJ. SWIFT, M. ,D Pliyaioian and Soreeon. umce anil Residence lit door east Cmnmiantlonal Church. Main-st., Wil- ming'-nn, Vt. f R. POST, Dontiat. All operations V done m the best manner and wiirranu-n. Oilice and Residence Junction High and (Irten Streets, Bratileboro, Vt. TV BEMI8. Honse and Sign PnintAr. . miamemal PaliHlii'J, fres coing, Graining, Kalsomlng, Paper Hanging, etc Is Green Hlreel, Brattleboro, vt. GLEN HOUSE. "West Brattleboro, Vt. . WUMM. PltOHBItTOK. 44-Coacb to and from every train. T-.' XV. HOIDEN, Attobnkv anp Cora- Jj, BKl.On-AT-T.AW, AN1 lNSUKANCE AOKNT. Ottice at residence, South Londonderry, Vt iMIIAS W. DREW, M.D., Physician .J anil Smirnon. Jllicc and Kenirie-uia: with Dr. Holton, Tui-uer lin and wal nutst. C.W.STEWART, Offers Grand Bargains in Organs and Pianos. The Decker Bro's the most pert ect Piano known. The Kstey Organ which leads the word. Also Pianos and.Organs of other manufacturers. 1000 Instruments sold In the last live years. General Agent for The Estey Sewing Maohtne. I select all the Instruments that I sell at the Manufactory myself, and they arc warranted first class In every respect. Second-baud Instruments taken In exchange for new. Address CI. W. STKWAItT, 43 Hrnltleboro, Vt tyeing! tft'KAM'uLKANSINO I 1 Dress Goods, tshawls, Sftcques, Feathers, etc., dyed a variety of colors. Alan's Clothing dyed or steam Cleansed and pressed, without ripping or crock lug. Direct buudles to BRATTI.F.1IOHO DYE WORKS. 14 N. J. HALE, Proprietor. THE BLACK ROBE. Ily Wllkle Collin. AUTHOR 'THE WOMAN IN WHITE, "TUB MOON STONE," "AFTER DABK," "NO NAUR,' " MAN AND WIFE," " THK LAW AND TUB LADY," " TUB NEW MAG DALES, " KTO., ETC BEFORE THE STORY. Bratileboro Ohuroh Direotory. First BiWtsT-Maln street. Rev. Georgo B rjw p.tn, Hiiiwiftv services at 10:80 m, 7 J- o m: Sunday School, 11:60 a m. Mlrjlouary Concert, first Sunday evening in eacn monui n,..r m,i l,m on the other Sunday evening) Monday evenlng.yoiingpeople'sprayermeeting, i-,i,i,-i.,.,,li, nravei-meetlua. 7:46. Seatsfree. West HaATTl.tnono Baptist Kev. H. B. Davis, U,d.. Uxmlnv urVlCPK aL 1 .W H 1U u.wv, ill. , Sunday School at '2:SII pm. Wednesday evening meeting at 7:30. Seats Iree. piHTnv r:.NOREOATloNAL wain svreei. iw.v. Ueoree K. Martin. nuiumy peivin, lu-u., am T-TOpm; Sunday School, 12:0m. Mission u,wtnv Kphool concerts take the plaef- of the evening service on the lirsl. and second si, mlv of the month . respectively. Young peo ple's meeting Tuesday evening, at 7:45; prayer n,uf.tit. KHdav evenine at 7:46. Conukkoational Wert Brattleboro. Rev C II Morrill, Pastor, suiiaay service mum he morning at 10:30. Prayer meellng every Sunday evening. Sunday scnooi lonnws morn ing servh:e. Prayer meeting Tuesday evenings. followcu ny learners uieeunK. juu..bvuF. 'l-fxirurlftv evellllies. Episcopal Main street. Kev n n,uuiii,newi Sunday services worniug prayer mm -i.uu 10:30 a m; Evening prayer, imii -u, oi,..u, school, 12:00 m. Holy days, 6:00 p m. Holy n.n..,n,-,, first, smtdav in the month and on all great festivals. The children of the parish are catechised on the first sunaay ui ever' n,n(lt Dl R t, m. MisTiionisT Episcopal Meetings in Lower 1 own HRll. KeV u K AI liter, rasior. rieauimiB ouii- dav at 10:30 a m ; Sunday school, 12 m: prayer meeting in tliecvening. sunoayscnooiconcen fourth Sunday of every mouth. Class meeting n-..nD,iJW ..vniiiiiv- nrav-er mpctinir. Fridaveven- unn,u fr..n Paster's residence. 4S Ilitrb St. Roman Catholic Walnut street. Kev nonry Lane. Pastor. Sunday services n ik" ma, io;ou a m : Vesners and Heneoiciion, :.w p m ituit.wtim Vrkk Church MHin street. Kev- J.B.tireen, r-astor. oervicer. omnittj at 10:30; Sunday school and Bible Class after the mnniiiiir service. Seatsfree. IIniveesalist Church Canal street. Pastor, Rev E W. Whitney, residence I-l Main sireet. ner vices every Sunday at 10:30 a m. Sunday Bchoo at 12 m. Sundav Evening Lectures from Dec April 1st. Sunday evening rraycroiuei ingfrom Sept. 1st to Dec 1st. Prayer Meetin in the church vestry every Friday evening 7:30 o'clock. nsurance In both Stock and Mutual Fire Insurance Cds., may be obtained at LOWEST RATES and In the best and moat reliable companies, at oince or SHERMAN k WM STARR k ESTEYS SEW DANK BLOCK, Cor Main and Elliot Sta., BRATTLEBORO, VT. EW ENGLAND BOOK BINDERY. Blank Books Made to Order. PRINTED HEADINCS neatlt executed. A. W. JACKSON &. SON, Elliot Street, Market Block, Brattleboro, Vf STORE. auy Store In YYilmington CASH AND HEADY-PAY Still continues to sell goods as low a: tlie stale. We keep a full line of DRT GOODS, OROOERIES. HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOHS, RUHI1KK HOODS, CHOCKKltY, PAINTS OILS, VAKNISUKS. MKD1CINKS. New Dress Goods, Felt Skirts, Flannels, Ladles' and uentleinen's Underwear, Men's aud Boy's Overalls, Ac, Ac. Juit examine and compare prices. Bait Jap. Tea, (Hew Crop,) 40c, 60c, t ooc, Old Gov't Java, 81c. Best Cooking Soda, 7c, 4 lbs. So, 20 lbs. $1 00. Men'a Pure Oum Rub ber Boots at the lowest price. Call and see us and satisfy yourselves that you an get more goods for one Dollar here than any where else. BUTTER, PALM LEAF HATS, c.,ic, taken lk exchange for goods. S. II. ANDREWS. Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 1st, 1680. A. L. CHILDS, WILMINGTON, VT. PKALF.R IN Groceries, Yankee Notions Toliaoeo and Confoctlonwy. Eddy's Tonic Beer ! A healthy and refreshing drink. lMf Wilmiii'tfou Marble Works yyT"K have a large stock of finished and nnfln Ished Marble, bought for cash before the recent rise, and are bound to sell the cheapest as well as the best work in this vicinity. We employ no Agents, buy for cash only, and hare a special contract for freight that enables ui to set work In tills vicinity lower than any other party. ttsCall and seo us, and we will prove what we say Yours truly, ROBINSON & BUEIX. FTBCT SGBNtt. BOPLOaNE-SUK-MKn. DUEL. Wimjihoton. Vt., Fob. 9, 1880. Iy26 JTJMBER. The subscribers ' have constantly on hand ah kinds of Building Timber and Finishing Lumber. CLAPBOARDS, SHINGLES, LATH, KAVKS POUTS, LADDERS, FENCE PICKETS, and in fact everything usually kept in A first class lumber yard. Office and yard on Flat Street, Brattleboro, Vt. 6 I. K. AI.I.FA 4: CO, LARGE AUCTION SALE ! Twenty-five Horses, Fifteen Sleighs, Burgles, Harnesses, Blankets, Whips, Uaiters and other property DAVIS & GILSON'S Hens & Carrinc Mart, Pnny, Vt-. a Saturday, Deo. 18th, 1880. .. No by-bidding, rlptlon of stock. THE LARGEST AND NOBBIEST UNE OF PAPETBRIES, Stationery Goods, of li kinds, selling chiapfr than evkh At C. CLARKE C SOXS1 TOWXsllF.ND, VT. "WRINGERS" Clothes Wringers Br ILL BBS nflfflL! Miw enrage prmanent boMwsa bere. I JIT.r l" aa well a. caa be done. IT. ihi beat oualitr ol mils; there are several ut,t Sll! .-"ne b are deeded!, the 2?iliSu and If my work doe. not prove aatisfac TTaoT wnere yoa caa and me and kave it !2ie m 1 will wort aa cheap aa any one uaing EziLmi aoaiity of atoca. B. K. DAVIS, Barmony Block, w BratUcbora, Tt FABM FOE SALE. . . nttle fana of T mrrrt Wealed la Oollfm-d. -.'iSLfrni wi.nJetn. irlnlKlis ZLZ.7i vl wao.llao.1. i r-l "'' Z!7ua. Bnd:mrs ' repMr: i' Sia. I - " iH!Z Ba-. auaa-s. ale rjosi with lull d Do n't rget the place and data. Sea Posters Davis A Ollson's Horse and Carriage Mart, Put nev, Vt. December nth 18. DRNISON DATI8 A O. P. GILSON, Proprlatera. Putney, Vt., Dee. T, I80. LOOK HERE ! fJarflcltl In elected. The narrow iratiffc railroad in openc'l. 1 he tileMumjrs fort-told by all the modern prophets are aitont to nhowtr down on the country IB u','""aJ aJAtl U-ttiwrs w nTtirtilr. Ti T mivr HDipwl pHyinent of the rebel debt. The capital of the loyal North la no longer in danttT. Tli tr ritde uiK'it-niare of "Free Traile ia banished Business inuat pronner. i'niperty inntrt rlne. Now la the time tohurof me Rome of the most deHlrah. properties in New Kneland. If you want a farm m Brattlchoro, Marlioro, Nwfune, ttuilforrl, Halt fax, Wilminfrtoii, Keadnboro or .-tamfonl, rali on me. If von want a tttore tn Wardaooro, a hhwiuiII in Rea'lcioro, a )ialf-dozii dweltiiifr hona m Brattleboro, j.)od pastures, splendirl timber landu, 1 run ami you. I nwnartd have charge of a nnnitKr of tenemehta, four of them are now vaatrit, I want to fill them. Have line pair of work.ingoxeti.aiid a lot of voting rattle for sale. If Ton don't want to put yonr money where It wdl do anytKHly but youraelf good, I cao aeli you aomp hanlt tXoctt. Waik up an.) but aome or all thi property, and (ret the rise. It will toon (rt beyond yrar n h. or the politlclana and narrow piuger are miaUkeii. CHAR, X. IAVENKKT. Brattleboro. Nor. 10, 1) Inland & Graj Seminar, TSSWNMIIED, VT. FAIL TERM begins HeiaFMlay, w. tt.tlla. Four experienced and aiiccci. ful aM-istants. Ample nptKirtunities U tbe hen la stmctlon to thi fining for teaching, college, or busirtem. a-Expense low. Engaee nmms early bv visit or letter, and come Tuesday. lull par tira'ars by addrea-ing IT41 u. O. BOTKTOS Prlnotoal. For Sale, I EAST TOWNfI!END, a email farm of st j all la grass, eicepuruf garden, with good koase and fair barm, young orchard of apples aad pears, spring aad well water. Pafci IVM. Cheap for M aaoney. Wka wanu HI 8 pea anxk. Ka ajnlre of a C. T. FT, TawneBi,or MA RT TAFT, BrnunMoa, Man. " i wriy c--euieBt aad la good n a sk. "I " drank locatlua lot- aay oa F. RICHARDSON Paji Casm for Hides, Call Skua, aad Shwp 1V1U. Brmttlabora, Oct it, 177. The dootors oonld tlo no mora for the Dowagar Lady Borrick, Wlien the niedirsul adviseni of the lady, who has reached seventy years oi age, recommend the mild climate ol the south of France, they mean in plain language that they have arrived at the end of thoir resources. Her ladyship gave the mild climate a fair trial, and then decided (as sho herself expressed it) to " die at l oine." Traveling slow ly, she had reached Furis at the date when I last heard of her. It was then the beginning of November. A week later I met with her nrphew, Lewis Ro mayne, at the club. " What brings you to London at this time of year?" I asked. " The fatality that pursues me," he answered, grimly. "I am one of the unlucltiest men living." He was thirty years old ; he was not married ; he was the enviable possessor of the line old country seat called Vange Abbey ; he had no poor relations and ho was one of tlie handsomest men in England. When I add that I am myself a retired army oftirer, with a Wretched income, a disagreeable wifo, four ugly children, aud a burden ol fifty years on my back, no one will be surprised to hear that I answered Ro mayne, with bitter sincerity, in these words : " I wish to heaven I could change places with you I " " I wish to heaven you could 1 " he buret out, with equal sincerity on his side. ' Road that." He handed mo a letter addressed to him by the traveling medical attendant of Lady Borriek. After resting in Taris the patient had continued her home ward journey as far as Boulogne. In her suffering condition she was liable to sudden fits of caprice. An insur mountable horror of the Channel pas sage had got possession of her ; sne positively refused to be taken on board the steamboat. In this difficulty the lady who occupied the ipost of hei oompanion " had ventured on a sug gestion. Would Lady Berrick consent to make the Channel passage if hei nephew came to Boulogne expressly to accompany her on the voyage ? The reply had been so immediately favorable that the doctor lost no time in com municating with Mr. Lewis Romayne, This was the substance of the letter. It was needless to ask any more ques tions. Romayne was plainly on his way to Boulogne. I gave him some useful information. " Try the oysters," I said, "at the res taurant on the pier." He never even thanked me. He was thinking entirely of himself. " Just look at my position," he said, "I detost Boulogne j I cordially share my aunt's horror of the Channel pas sage ; I had looked forward to some mouths of happy retirement in the oountry among my books, and what happens to me ? I am brought to Lon don in the season of fogs, to travel by the tidal train at seven to-morrow morn ing and all for a woman with whom I have no sympathies in common. If I am not an unlucky man, who is ? " He spoke in a tone of vehement irri tation which seemed to me, under the circumstances, to be simply absurd. But my nervous system is no- the irri table system sorely tried by night study and strong tea of my friend Ro mayne. "It's only a matter of two days," I remarked by way of reconciling him to his situation. " How do I know that V" he retorted. " In two days the weather may be stormy. In two days she may be too ill to be moved. Unfortunately. I am her l.eir ; and I am told I mnst submit to any whim that soizes her. I'm rich enough already; I don't want her money. Besides, I dislike all traveling and especially traveling alone. Yon are an idle man. If you were a good friend, yon wotdd offer to go with me." He added, with, U doliaaay which waa one of the redeeming points in his way ward character, " Of coarse, as my gnest." I had known him long enough not to take offense at his reminding me, in this considerate way, that I was a poor man. Ihe proposed change of scene tempted me. What did I care for the Channel passage ? Besides, there was the irresistible attraction of getting away from home. The end of it was that I accepted Romayne's invitation. Shortly after noon, on the next day. we were established at Boulogne near Lady Berrick, but not at her hotel. " If we live in the same house," Ho rn a vn reminded ma, "we shall be bored by the companion and the doctor. Meetings on the stairs, yon know, and exchanging bows and small talk." H liatod those trivial conventionalities of society in which other ixwpl delight. When somelKidy once asked him in what comtHuij he felt most at ease, he mode shocking answer he said, " In the company of dogs." I waited for him on the pier while he went ao aee her ladynhip. He joined tne arain with his bittermt am da. M What did I tell yon t She ia not well enough to see toe to-day. The doe tor looks grave, and the companion pats bear handkerchief to her eye. We may be kept in this place for weeks to The afternoon proved to be rainy, Oar early dinner wag a bad one. This last circumstance tried his temper sore ly. He was no gonrmand ; the qnostion of oookery was (with him) purely a mat ter of digestion. Those late hours ol study, and that abuse of tea, to which 1 have already alluded, had sadly injured his stomach. The doctors warned him of serious consequenoes to his nervoai system, unless he altered his habits. He had little faith in medical science J and he greatly overrated the rcstorativt capaoity of his constitution. So far 01 I know, he had always neglected th doctor's advice. The weather cleared toward evening;, and we went out for a walk. We passed a ohuroh, the doors of which were stil) open. Some poor women were kneeling at their prayers in the dim light "Wait a minute, ",said llomayne, "1 am in a vile temper. Lei-meUy to put mysel) into a bottSTlrame of mind." I followed him into the church. H knelt down in a dark corner by himself. I confess I was surprised. He had been baptized in the Churoh of England; but go far as outward practice was con cerned, he belonged to no religions community. I had often heard him speak with a sincere reverence and ad miration of the spirit of Christianity, but he never, to my knowledge, attended any place of publio worship. When ws met again outside the church, he said; "The solemn tranquility of that church, the people praying near me, the few words of prayer by whwh 1 wlently united myself to my fellow creatures, have calmed me and done me good. In our country I should have found th church closed out of service hours. H took my arm and abruptly changed the subject : " How will you occupy your self," he asked, "if my aunt receives me to-morrow?" I assured him that I should easily find ways and means of getting through the time. The next morning a message came from Lady Berrick to say that she would see her nojihew after breakfast. Left by myself, I walked toward the pier, and met with a man who asked me to hire his boat. He had lines and bait at my service. Most un fortunately, as tljo event proved, I de cided on occupying an hour or two by sea-fishing. The wind shifted while we were out, and before we could get back to the harbor the tide had turned against us. It was six o'clock before I arrived at the hotel. A little open carriage was waiting at the door. I found Romayne impatiently expecting me, and no signs of dinner on the table. He informed me that he had accepted an invitation, in which I was included, and promised to explain everything in the carriage. Our driver took the road that led to ward the High Town. I subordinated my curiosityjto my senseof politeness, and asked f of news of his aunt's health. " She is seriously ill, poor soul," he said. " I am sorry I spoke so petulantly and so unfairly when we met at the club. The near prospect of death has developed qualities in her nature which I ought to have seen before this. No matter how it may be delayed, I will pa. tiently wait her time for the crossing to England." So long as he believed himself to be in the right, he was, as to his aetions and opinions, one of the most obstinate men I ever met with. But once let him be convinced that he was wrong, and he rushed into the other extreme became needlessly distrustful of himself, and needlessly eager in seizing his oppor tunity of making atonement. In this latter mood he was capable with the best intentions of committing acts of the most childish imprudence. With I some misgivings, I askod how he had amused himself in my absence. " I waited for you," he said, " until I lost all patience, and went out for a walk. First, I thought of going to the beach, but the smell of the harbor drove me back into the town, and there, oddly enough, I met with a man, a cortain Captain Foterkin, who had been friend of mine at college." " A visitor to Boulogne ?' I inquired. " Not exactly." "A resident T " Tee. The fact is, I lost light of Foterkin when I left Oxford and, since that time, he seems to have drifted into difficulties. We had a long talk. He is living here, he tells me, until his af fairs is sottled." I needed no further enlightenment Captain Feterkin stood as plainly re vealed to me as if I had known him for years. "Isn't it a little imprudent," I said, " to renew your acquaintance with a man of that sort ? Coildn't yon have posaed him with a bow? Bomayne smiled uneasily. " I dare say you're right," he answered. "But, rememlier, I had left my annt, feeling ashamed of the unjust way in which I had thought and spoken of her. How did I know that I mightn't be wronging an old friend next, if I kept Feterkin at a distance ? His present position may be as much his misfortune, poor fellow, as his fault. I was half inclined to pass him as you nay, but I distrusted my own judgment. He held ont his hand, and bo was so glad to see me. It can't be helped now. I shall bt anxious to heal your opinion of him." " Are yon going to dine with Captain Feterkin V " Tea. I happened to mention that wretehtd dinner yesterday at our hotel. He mid : ' Come to my boarding-hoasa. Out of Faris, there isn't such a table d'hote in France.' I tried to get off it not caring, as yon know, to go among strangers ; I said I had a friend with me. He invited yon most cordi ally to accompany me. More excuses on my part only led to a painful result. I hart l'eterkiu's feelings. I'm down in the world,' he said, 'and I'm not fit company for you and yonr friends. I beg your pardon for taking the liberty of inviting you.' He turned away with the tears in hi eyea. What could I dor I thought to myself: "Yon could have lent him five pounds, and got rid of his invitation without the slightest diffi culty." If I Lad returned in reaaonable fame to go ont with Romavne, w mieht sot hare met the captain ; or, if we bad not him, my presence would have pre vented the confidential talk, and' the in vitation that followed. I felt I was blame and jot, bow could I help it? It was useless to remonstrate the mis. aIiia was done. We left the Old Town on our right hand, and drovo on post a little oolony of suburban villas, to a house standing bv itself surrtniuded by stone walls. we orossed ths front-garden on our way to the door, I noticed against the side of the house two kennels, inhabited by two large watoh-dogs. Was the pro prietor afraid of thieves r The moment we were introduced in the drawing-room my suspicions of ths company we were likely to meet with were fully oon&nned. Cords, brlliards and betting" then was the insorjtion legibly wrtMen on the manner aud appearance orrnptali Peterkin. The blight-eyed, yellow old lady who kept the boarding-house would have been worth five thousand pounds in jewelry alone, if the orna ments which profusely covered her had been genuine precious stones. The younger ladies present had their cheeks as highly rouged and their eyelids aa elaborately pendiled in black as if they were going on the stage, instead of go ing to dinner. We found these fair creatures drinUng Madeira as a whet to their appe.ites. Among the men, there were two ' who struck me as the most finished ind complete blackguards whom I had ever mot with in all my ex perience, at home or abroad. One. with a brown face and broken nose, was pre sented to us by the title of " Com mandor," and vas described as a person of great wealth and distinction in Peru, traveling for amusement. The other wore a military uniform and decorations, and was spoken of as " The General A bold, bullying manner, a fat, sodden face, little leering eyes, and greasy- looking hands, made this man so repel lent to me that I privately longod to kick him. Romayne had evidently been announced, before our arrival, as I landed gentleman with a large income, Men and women vied in servile atten tions to him. When we went into the dining-room, the fascinating creature who sat next to him held her fan before her face, and so made a private inter view of it between the rich Englishman and herself. With regard to the dinner I shall only report that it justified Cap tain Feterkin's boast, in some degree at least. The wine was good, and the con versation beoame gay to the verge of in delicacy. Usually the most temperate of men, Romayne was tempted by his neighbors into drinking freely. I was unfortunately seated at the opposite ex tremity of the table, and I had no op Dortunitv oLwarnins- him. The dinner reached its conclusion and we al re turned together, on the foreign plan, to coffee and cigars -in the drawing room. The women smoked and drank liquors as well as coffee, with the men. One of them went to the piano, and a tittle improptu ball followed, the ladies dancing with their cigarettes in their months. Keeping my eyes ana ears oa the alert, I saw on innooent-Iooking table, with a surface of rosewood, sud denly develop a substance of green cloth. At the same time a neat little roulette table made its appearance from a hiding place in a sofa. Passing near the venerable landlady, I heard her ask the servant, in a whisper, ' if the dogs were loose ? " After what I had ob served, I oould oidy conclude that the dogs were used as a patrol to give the alarm in case of a descent by the police. It was plainly high time to thank Cap tain Feterkin for his hospitality, and to take our leave. "We have had enough of Hub," I whispered to Bomayne in English. "Let as go." In these days it is a delusion to sup pose that yon can speak confidentially in the English language when French people are within hearing. One of the ladies asked Bomayne tenderly if he was tired of her already. Another re minded him that it was raining heavily (as we could all heart, and suggested waiting until it cleared up. The hideous General waved his greasy hand in the direction of the card-table, and said " The game is waiting for us." mltted, admiring the Commander, "Gentlemen, if I have been led into expressing myself with unnecessary warmth of feeling, I apologize, and re gret it." "Nobly spoken " the Commander pronounced. The Goueral put his hand on his heart and bowed. The game be gan. As the poorest man of the two, I bod esoaped the attentions lavished by the ladies on Romayne. At the same time, I was obliged to pay for my dinner by taking some part in the proceedings of the evening. Small stakes were al lowed, I found, at roulette ; and be sides, the heavy chances in favor of the table made it scarooly worth while to run the risk of cheating, in this case. placed myself next to the least rascally-looking man in the company, and olaved roulette. For a wonder, I was successful at the first attempt. My neighbor handed me my winnings. " I have lost every farth ing I possess," he whispered to me, piteously ; " and 1 have a wife and children at home I lent the poor wretch five francs Ho smiled faintly as he looked at the money. " It re minds me," he said, " of my last trans action, when I borrowed of that gentle man there, who is betting on the Gen eral's luck at the card-table. Beware of employing him as I did. What do you think I got for my note of hand of four thousand francs ? A hundred bottles of champagne, fifty bottles of ink, fifty bottles of blacking, three dozen hand kerchiefs, two pictures by unknown masters, two shawl I, one hundred maps, and five francs." We went on playing. Mv luck de serted me ; I lost, and lost, and lost again. From time to time I looked round at the card-table. The " deal " bad fallen early to the General ; and it seemed to bs indefinitely prolonged. A heap of notes and gold won mainly from Romayne, as I afterward discov sred lay bofore him. As for my neigh bor, the unhappy possessor of the bot tles of blacking, the piotnres by un known masters, and the rest of it, he won, and then rashly presumed on his good fortune. Deprived of his last farthing, he retired into a ooruer of the room, and consoled himself with a ci gar. I had just risen to follow his ex ample when a furious uproar burst out at the card-table. I saw Romayne spring up and snatch the cards out of the General's hand. " You scoundrel I " he shouted, "you are cheating I " The General started to his feet in a f ary. " You lie I " he cried. attempted to interfere ; but Romayne bad already Been the necessity of con trolling himself. " A gentleman doesn't accept an insult from a swindler," hs said, coolly. " Accept this, then 1 " the General answered, and spat on him. In an instant Romayne knocked him down -.'' '" The blow was dealt straight between is eyes ; he was a gross, big-boned man, and he fell heavily. For the time he was stunned. The women ran, creaming, out of the room. The peace able Commander trembled from head to foot. Two of the men present, who, to give them their due, were no oowards, locked the doors. "You don't go," they said, " till we see whether he re covers or not." Cold water, assisted by the landlady's smelling salts, brought the General to his senses after a while. He whispered something to one of his friends, who immediately turned to me. The General challenges Mr. Ro mayne," he said. " As one of his seo onds, I demand an appointment for to morrow morning." frrefused to make any appointment unless the doors were first unlocked, and we were left free to depart. " Our carriage is waiting out ride," I added. " If it returns to the hotel without us there will be an in quiry." This latter consideration had its effects. On their side, the doors were opened ; on oar side, the appoint ment was made. We loft the house. mistaken. Tbe seconds evidently prepared for this oiroumstanoe by their prinoipal (eolinod to examine the cards. In the Irst place, they said, not even the dis covery of foul play (supposing the dis- lovery to have been really made) oould vstify Romayne's oonduot. In the eoond plaoe, the General's high ohara termade it impossible, under any oir tumstanoes, that he oould be responsi ble. Like ourselves, he had rashly as looiatod with bad oompany, and he had been tbe innocent viotim of an error oi i fraud committed by some other person present at the table. Driven to my last resource, I oould now oily base my refusal to receive ths thallenge on tbe ground that we were Englishmen, and that the practice of lu&ling had been abolished in England. Both the seconds at once declined to ao tept this statement in justification of my tondnot. ' ' " Yon are now in France," said the elder of the two, " where a duel is the established remedy for an insult among gentlemen. You are bound to respect the sooial laws of the country in which yon are for the time residing. If you refuse to do so, you lay yourselves open to a public imputation on your courage of a nature too degrading to be more particularly alluded to. Let us adjourn this interview for three hours, on the ground of informality. We ought to confer with two gentlemen, acting on Mr. Romayne's behalf. Be prepared with another second to meet us, and reconsider your decision before we call again. The Frenchmen had barely taken their departure by one door, when Ro mayne entered by another. "I have heard it all," he said, quietly. "Accept the challenge." I declare solemnly that I left no means untried of opposing my friend's resolution. No man could have folt more strongly convinced than I did that nothing could justify the course he was taking. My remonstrances were com pletely thrown away. He was deaf to sense and reason from the moment when he had heard an imputation on his cour age suggested as a possible result of any affair in which he was coucerned. " With your views," he said, " I won't ask you to accompany me to the ground. I can easily find French seconds. And, mind this, if you attempt to prevent the meeting, the duel will take place else where, and our friendship is at an end from that moment." After this, I suppose it is needless to add that I accompanied him to the ground the next morning as his second. That night he made his will in prep aration for the worst that could happen. What actually did happen was equally beyond his anticipation and. mine. TO BK CONTINUED. Tbe Golden Sunset. BT SAH0BL LONOI-ILLOW. The golden sea Its mirror spreads Beneath the golilen skies, And but a narrow strip between Of land aud shadow lies. The cloud-like rocks, the rock-like olouds, uiaHll.au lu S'VIJ, IIUBi; And midway of the radiaut flood Hangs silently the boat. The sea li but another sky, WI,o lib. la . uua ur.n .' And wtilub Is earth and watch the heavens, iuv nyo vu .uaiuaiy ten. So when for aa life's eventng hour, 8oft passing shall descend, May glory born of earth and heaven The earth aud heavens bleud. Flooded with peace the spirit float, With silent rapture glow, Till where earth enda and heaven begins The soul shall scarcely know I Spoopendyka and the Towel. In the Cup. There Is grief In the eup I I saw a proud mother set wine on the board ; The eyes of her son sparkled bright aa she poo red The ruddr atremn intu the vInhi id an. hur,f The cup waa of silver; the lady waa grand n ner sal. ns nno l-n. hM- nmnil h,.ur4 - - .. jn mo jure oi uer lair, nooie son ; and oh I aad. Oh, so aad : a year had passed by. " ion "gin- nau gone irom ner neautirul eye, For the son that she lovod with a love strong aa In the chill hours of mora, with a drunkard's fool breath. And a drunkard'! neroe oath, reeled and staggered his way To hut home, a dark blot on the faoa of the day. There Is shame in the eup I The tempter said; "Drink I" and a fair maiden qualfed Till her cheeks glowed the feu of the dangerous draught ; The voice of the tempter spake low In hsr ear Words that once would have started the quick angry tear; But wine blunts ths oonsclenoa, and win dulls She listened and smiled, and he whispered again ; He lined the goblet : "Onoe more." lie aaid'drinki Nn n,U,'i,.;.lll. c ii.. " lilted tlie goblet ; "Onoe more." he sald-'drinkl just wan unui i wasli my lace and There ,. deatn , tne cup , iiHuussau a 11 tie ready, ana Mr. opoop- endyko plunged hts fists Into the basin Romayne was excited, but not stupe- ueu, uy tue wiue ne nau uruua. lie au swered, discreetly enough : " I must beg you to excuse me ; I am a poor eard-player." The General suddenly looked grave. " You are speaking, sir, under a stiange misapprehension," he said. " Our game is lansquenet, essentially a game of chance. With luck, the pooroat player is a match for the whole table." llomayne persisted in his refusal. As a matter of course, I supported him, with all needful care to avoid giving offense. The General took offense, nevertheless. He crossed his arms on his breast, and looked at us fiercely. " Does this mean, gentlemen, that yon distrust the company ? " he asked. The broken-nosed Commander, hearing the question, immediately joined us, in the interests of peace bearing with him the elements of persuasion, under the form of a lady on his arm. The lady stepped briskly forward,and tapped the General on the shoulder with her fan. "Ism one of the company," she said ;' " and I am sure Mr. Romayne doesn't distrust me?" She turned to Bomayne with her most irresistible smile. "A gentleman always plays cards," she resumed, " when he has a lady for a partner. Let us join our in terests at the table and, dear Mr. lto- mayna, don't risk too much I " She put her pretty little purse into his hand, and looked a if : had been in love with him half her lifetime. The fatal influence of the sex, assisted by wine, prodnce.1 the inevitable result Romavne ollow.l himself to bi led to the card table. For a moment the General lehvd the beginning ol tbe game. After what bad npned, it was necessary that be should assert the strict tense of justice that was in him. We are all honorable men," he began. "And braw n." the Commander added, admiriiig the General. Ajd bravo aao," the Gananal od- In consenting to see the general's rep resentatives, it is needless to say that I merely desired to avoid provoking an other quarrel. If those persons were really impudent enough to call at the hotel, I had arranged to threaten them with the interference of the police, and o to put an end to the matter. Ro mayne expressed no opinion on the sub ject, one way or the other. His conduct inspired me with a feeling of uneasiness. The filthy insult of which he had been made the object seemed to be rankling in his mind. He went away thought fully to his own room. "Have yon nothing to say to me ?" I asked. He only answered : " Wait till to-morrow. The next day the seconds appeared. 1 had expected to see two of the me with whom we had dined. To my as fcnishment, the visitors proved to b sfEcers of the General's regiment. The brought proposals for a hostile meeting the next morning, the choice of weapon being left to Romayne as the challenged man. It was now quite plain to me that the General's peculiar method of card-play ing had, thus far, not been discovered tnd exposed. He might keep doubtful coinpanv, and mtgtit as 1 afterward heard be suspected in certain quarters. But that he still had, formally speaking. a reputation to preserve, was proved by the appearance of the two gentlemen present as his representatives. Ibey declared, with evident sincerity, that Romayne had made a fatal mistake, had provoked the iustdt offered to him, and had resented it by a brutal and coward ly outrage. As a man and a soldier, the General was doubly bound to insist on a uel. No apology would be accepted even if an apology were offered. In thia emergency, aa I understood it, there was but one course to follow. I refused to receive the challenge. Being asked for my reasons, I found it necessary to speak within certain limits. Though we kne the Gene al to be a cheat, it was a delicate matter to dispute hia right to claim satisfaction, ben he had fonnd two officer to carry bis message. Ijroducwd the seized cards (which Romayne had brought away with him in bis pocket) and offered them aa a Life Among Lions. "I began with lions about 1865 I was bossing the animals in John O'Brien's circus ia Girard, Pa. Felix McDonald, the lion man, got a bite that put him for two months in tbe hospital. Somebody had to go into the cage, aud I went. I'd seen him often, and I knew tbe nnirunls pretty well. I didn't have much diffi culty till the next spring in Pottsville. I was tantalizing the lions four of 'em with raw meat, and one of the females got behind me, and, quick as a flash, bit through hiy calf. I kept quiet, and turned around and hammered her until she let go." "How do yon train tbemP' "We treat green ones, those captuied iu Africa, and tame ones, born in menag eries, very much the same. The wild ones are better and safer. This is be cttise s lion used to a cage, and to being poKed and teased, is less afraid of you. I'd sooner handle ten green lions than one that's used to tbe publio. Besides, tbe green ones bave a great deal more piny and spirit in 'em. We begin with tlieni when they're two and a half or three years old. When I first go into a cage of untamed ones I bave a tire near by, with three or four iron rods in it, red hot. If the beasts go for mo, tbe men stand ready to jtb the irons in their mouths, and make 'em let me go. I have been roughly handled sometimes, but never badly hurt. It takes twr- years to train one perfect, because you bave to go slow with 'em. Nut one lion in five is good for tricks, anyway. Ju t as soon as you find one that don't net light, you bave to throw him out. Some of them are too excitable. O. hers are sulky, and lie down in the coiner, and if yon go behind them you take big chances. You want to keep your face toward 'em all the time. I've worked on one for five months and all he'll do is to jump a li tie." "How do you teach P" "We teach 'em to jump over a stick, by having a board lence in tbe middle of the cage and driving them over it. to make cm stand up in tlie coiner, we have a tackle hitched to tbeir neck, nod pull 'em uo. Then we pel 'em and they linally get used to it. We make 'em lie lowo oy whipping them. WOen they're triced up iu the corner, we catch Var by the iniiutb and nostrils, and teach 'em to keep their nioutb onvn by so doing it. Tben we get to sticking our beads in." ' 1 hai s rather risky, am I It P "Not very. You can tell in an instant when I hey are going to close, and j -rk four bead out. I raw one man killed in I bat way, though. His name was Whittle Joe Whittle. I broke him in Mar) land, and he took four lions, (two f em were frank and Ueorice. that I am ui-ing now.) and worked 'em for three years. finally, in rianklort, 1'enn. Joe was nervous on day, and thought he would nave a rehearaal twlore I be how. He put his head in Frank's mouth and tbe beast clott-d on hint, biting clean latougb bi face nod partly through bis head, to tliat bis lower jaw tell down on hi breast. 1 bey tried to get him out, hut f rank grabbed bis leg with hia teeth. at d ' e was badly chewed before they got him. lie died a few day after." "Ihi tbey get np any affection for yoaf " "No, tney ami mucn on aneciion. They would go for me if I waa oat-iile jiisl as quick as tbey would anybody. They're deceiving brains, and very q iick. I leoullect in U.-siveslon. one of the boys, who was a little drunk, swore they would t hurt a fly. and went op to the cage. In a minute one of tbem, I don't know hether tt was Frank or 'jnwgr, bad him. and hi; right BhuuloW and the nu lit i,1r of bra bead werral wurtD mucn when thev got bio awaf. I'veonlybad five aoc-ideou tbat amounted to anything O ar one of tben clawed -ff my ahia. and moat of lb meat oa my cheat along itb h, bat say ecratcbea are tuostly little ones " Is evkielw. be showed a isairol band that had evidently seen, hard swage, bar- and begun polishing his face with soap, Mrs. Spoopendyke pi imped around be- foro the glass putting on the finishing touches. For the worthy counlo ware getting ready for the theatre. " Where where Where's the towel P" gasped Mr. Spoopendyke, holding his ueaa uown ana flawing around Willi both hands. "What what's become of the towel'" he sputtered, washing uanasiui ui soap out oi nis eyes. Mrs. Spoopendyka glanced at the rack aad saw that the towel was gone. "I don t believe that there's a towel up here," she commenced "What d'ye suppose I'm going to doP'' nowiea Mr. BpoopondVKe. "itiiuk I'm going to the theater looking like a soda fountain? Gimme eouiething to wipe on will yt P l)od gast the toapj Ivo got my mouth lull I Ain't ve eoins to gel a towel r doing to lei me hung out ana ary line an unuersuirlr ' "tV.-.it, and I'll ring lor one," said Mrs, Atnan In Hod's Image, strong, noble and grand. ...... wia, v,u,u inui s nrinc oi uii Sipped the ruddy red wine-falppotSt Ughur Until from Its chains broke trre demon of thirst - And thirst became master, and man became slave, i,ii, lame, Laituna, ueauiy anu lire swallow ed up, . Grief, atiame, death, destruction are still In the cup.- --. . . ... (. Hash, r At the height of a hot discussion be tween two Jews one cried, "Goodnejssl don't eat me!" "Indeed," said tbe other, "my religion forbids." - A New Yorkei is named Stealing, and be bates tbe name; but he took tbe curse off it for his daughter by making her Christian name "Worth." 'I declare!" oxolniniod a slovenly writer, "I wish X oould rind a pen tbat would just suit me," and instantly came the chorus, "Try a pig pen." Tne yonng lady who objected to being embraced by her lover, whs gravely in- Spoopendyke, toiling away at the formed b him that she was putting a Deil. ' lie patient a moruen ' How s a man going to he pstient with Bis eyes lull o' soaof Wnat d'ye mean by keeping boose like thisP I'hiuk I'm going to stand around here all win ter and freeze upP Gimme something to wipe on. Fetch me a door. Tear up a cm pet. Gimme a skirt. Where's the bed-sprendr Dod east tbismeasly soap, and Mr. Spoopendyke tore the shams off the pillows, but being smooth they slid around on nis visage as though tnoy were skates, "What am I going to do with theseP" bo yolled. "1 won't be dry in four months," and be grasped the sheet and rubbed his eyes as though he was polishing silver. 'Ain t you got somethina coarser ' and be hauled the flannel blankets off and got the wool in bis mouth, and finally he emerged with great globs of soap uuugfiuK iu uia lu.euvnu auu vuiu. '.Never mind, dear, consoled Mrs Spoopendyke. -'You're all right. Take this handkerchief and wips your face." Uii I 1 m nil riL'lit. ain't lr" raved Mr. Spoopendyke. "You've only got to say so, ana anytuing is all right. some aay i n sow your heels to your nean ana nang you over a roller. Look at that chin. Is that all right P I'll go to bed and wait for a towel," nnd he spun around like a top and turned over tne ce .ter-tuDie. Why here," said Mrs. Spoopendyke, "what's thisP" and she untied the towel aud took it off his neck. "You must have put it there when you were shav ing," and Mrs. Spoopendyke smiled sweetly as her lord growled away through the rest of the toilet. Brooklyn angle. Mmb. Theiks, who died in Paris yesterday, was the most devoted of wives and widows. She married Thiers when be was about S3 years old, in tbe early days of Louis Philippe's reign, "the July monarchy," being then a plain young woman, and elder sister, we believe, of a prettier Mile Uosne, who had already won the ready affections ot the young statesman. It is a curious circumstance, by the way. that Theirs fought a duel ia the very beginning of under bis lordship's nose. nis career in rans witn tne la' ner ot a girl whom he had j'ilted. "Fought" is not the right word, however, a he had determined beforehand not to fire, and did not raise bis pistol, while the offend ed parent's ball passed harmlessly be tween bis ltgs. The sequel of this affair was tbat after 1830, when Theirs was a minister, be gave both the father and brother places iu the department of fi nance us to the woman, history says no more. This has nothing to do with the late Mine Thiers, who is understood by a peculiarly Parisian domestic ar rangement to have shared her husbands devotions with her own sister through tl.eir long lite together. This was spok en of in Paris as a matter of course. The three were inseparable, and the women were both perfectly wrapt up in the wise little man, whom in bis old age they took care of like a baby. Mine Thiers was a good woman, charitable, and sold her husband's autographs in a charity fair, a year or so ago, at prices accord ing to quantity and q ality, wo suppose. But her strong point was her devotion to her husband. All the nations sent messages of condolence to Mute Thiers when he died , aud she had the pluck and the sl'-engtb to beat the royalist government ol 1878 in tbe matter of her husband's burial, and prevent it from being made a dry olhctal demonstration. She lias lived to see bis honors culmi nate in a memorial statue at Versailles. the place whence he raised Franca out of the tuins of tbe empire to thu high road of ibe lepublio, . and where lie reached his htgin of glory; and so si dies, weil satUned witU the crowning ot her life. restraint upon tbe liberty of the press. Rev. Beecber has announced that he is in favor of free-trade. Good gracious. is it possible that a protective tariff oper ates against his hugging and kissing married women P The model husband has been found in Philadelphia. He don't permit his wife to do but half the work. She puts up tbe canned fruit in summer, and be puts it down in tbe winter. Ma," said a young ladv to her mother. is it wrong for young folks to dance roond dances?" "I think," broke in a maiden aunt, "th-it when young folks dance round dances there'd belter be some old folks round." There me a great many skillful en gineers on our railways, but we never knew one yet who could kick bis train around a curve with the grace and suc cess with which a first class actress can perform the opera'.ion. Rosa MoWhortleberry heard her mas ter remark at tbe dinner table, the otiier day, tbat Kismet meant "fate," and bat Is the reason why she so astonished ber mistress by remarking, tl e next day, to Belinda, the chambermaid : "Ob, Blindy, I can't scarcely walk wid the chilblains all over me two Kismets." "I bave no patience with a man who enn't remember a thing no longer than it s being told him, ' exclaimed Jones, : .: ., .xt T T ... injiaiiuuLiy , - iiuw, i can carry a tning in my mind a month, if need be." "You are a lucky dog, Jones," remarked Pren dergast quietly ; "it is'nt everybody that has so much room in bis mind as you bave, you know." Mr. Cox: "Wy, I hear that you took ten dollars to vote for the democrats. neighbor. Ain't you got no con-cieooe, a- sellin' yourself in tbat fashion?" "Mr. Box : "I don't deny as I took a ten dollar note off the democrats, John Cox. But you wait till you bears wot I took from the republicans next day. My conscience is clear." Hahnemann, the founder of the hom eopathic school, was one day consulted bv a wetdlby English lord. The doctor listened patiently to the patient. He .ook a small vial, opened It, und held it Smell I Wal proof that my friend bad not bee iB bs"' '" M i- A Tii.usq Lectukk. We are indebt ed to Dr. Cuyler lor tbe following touch ing story : A friend gave me, lately, the experience of a skillful professional man in about tbe following words : '-My early practice," said tbe doctor, "was sucoes ful. and t soon obtained an envi able position I married a lovely girl; two children were born to us, and my domestic nappiuess was complete. Uul I was inviied oftej to social parties where wine was troeiy circulated, and 1 soon became a slave to it power. Beiore I was aware of it I was a drunkard. My nohie wife never forsook me, never taunt ed me with a bitter word, never ceased to pray for my reformation. We be came wretchedly poor, so that my fami ly were pinched tur daily bread. One beautiful Sabbath my wife went to church rod left me on a loangn sleeping off my previous night's debauch. I waa round by hearing something tall heavi ly on the flour. I opened my eyes and saw my little hoy six year old tumbling on tbe carpet Hi outer brother said to bim; -Now get np and iall again. That's tbe way papa dors. Lst's play we ore drt tik. I wan-bed the child as be person ated my beastly movements ia a way that would bave done credit to an actor. I arose and left the h-Hi-e. groaning IB agony and remorse. I walked off miles in tbe country thinking over my abom inable 'B and example 1 waa setting brlore my children. I solemnly resolv ed tbat witb God's belp I would quit my cop, and i did. o lecture 1 ever beard from Mr. Oougta moved my eoal like ibe spectacle of my own sweat Nva -playing drank, as paps doe,' " TtU- asaf. Well, you are cured." The lord asked in surprise, "How munh do I owe you?'' A thousand francs, was the reply. The lord immediately pulled out a bank note and beld it under tne doctor's nose, "Smell! Well, you are paid." What do you charge for a shave here?" asks a dusty, travel-stained man. entering a barber shop. "It just de pends on a man s occupation," was the reply; "what do you doP" "I'm a book agent." "Ihen it will cost you twenty- bve cents." "Why you charged the man who went out only live cents." "I know it; but be a lightning-rod agent and a peddler of photographic tickets, and be allows me to bone my razors on bis cheek." Somerville Journal. It sometimes happens that imperti nence is paid hack in its own coin. Once when John Randolph was leaving a country tavern the landlord said : "Mr Randolph, whicb way are you going?" The gruff Virginian replied : "I've paid my bill, and its none of your business. " Half an hour later Usnd dph came to a crossroad, and, not knowing whioh to lake, cent bis servant back to inquire. The landlord replied : "Toll Mr. Ran dolph that he has paid bis bill and be oin take which road he pleases." It is absolutely necessary to look care fully after the education of your boys. They are apt to get wrong notions into Ibeir heads, and unless watched to make use of them lo tbeir detriment. A Sun day school teacher was examining her class on the parable of the wheat and lares. "And what is a tare?" she oi-ked impressively. "I know," said a little fellow, who had watched bis patent's course to some purpose, "it is a high old time; thats what it is." When asked by tbe astonished teacher to ex plaiu bimself be said, "Lst wek father was gone three days, and I know just where be went and what be did, and moil er told me the gov'ner was off on anoid fashioned tare. What Might Have Been. The fol lowing story is told by a gentleman wbo is intimate witn Freidut.t Hayes and President elect-Gci held, and whose per sonal truthfulness is vouched for by tbe Cleveland (O.) Herald i "In the little village of Bedford, only twelve miles distant from Cleveland, there lived, some thirty years ago, two charming and attractive girls. To one of these President Hayes bod become a', ardent suitor, but tbe parents of the yonng lady bad vigorously opposed tbeir courtship, on tbe ground fiat young Hayes waa poor, aud gave evidence of hardly olhcient ability to warrant risk ing their daughter's future. Tbe match was broken off. and tbe lady n to-day married, and well-known to Cleveland people. Tbe other young lady bad re ceived some attentions Irons yonng uar field. i nd was well disposed to recipro cate them. Her parents, however, ob jected to their intimacy, giving aa tbe reason for tbeir opp. anion, tbe poverty o Garieli, and tba any-biog but bright pi aspect of bis fjiurs. Tbe most re markable eoincideooe of tbe court vh ipa were, tbat both yoanf ladies lived IB a vil'age of not more iboa ive hundred inhabitants, and botb refused two future Freakiest of tbe Coiled States because of tbeir poverty."